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11 March 2020
Babbington Hill

On a crisp sunny morning we set off from Tram Street, Lyonville and walked into the Wombat State Forest. Bill and Deb expertly led us past the Bullarto Reservoir. After climbing through and/or straddling some fencing, we headed for Top Track and a sharp climb up Babbington Hill. After a well earned rest near the top, we continued on to Babbington Hill Track,where we turned for the walk back to Lyonville. Thank you Deb and Bill for a well thought out and enjoyable 8 km hike and Alan for pointing out the site of the original springs and information on tree markings.
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26 February 2020
Castlemaine

A strong turnout of walkers joined Jules and Rex at 8am for an enjoyable 8+km hike through the Castlemaine Heritage Park. Our leaders took turns to share their extensive and broad knowledge of the area with us. Rex provided a very interesting history of the Ajax Mine. https://youtu.be/rmIzuOz4tzU
The walk description advised an anticipated finish at 11.00am. They were spot on.
Thanks Jules and Rex, who has made a very strong recovery, for an enjoyable and informative walk.
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12 February 2020
Castlemaine

Wednesday dawned warm, with the promise of a sunny day and a mild cooling breeze. A large group of walkers set off, led by Lorrainne, towards Poverty Gully Road and five sharpish uphill sections on the road east. Once we were past the initial climbs we enjoyed a pleasant undulating 10 km walk through the forest and back to the Octopus. Lorrainne had warned us of the the steep inclines and they did test us! It was a reminder to all members to read the leader’s description and ensure your level of fitness is OK to complete the walk with the group. The group’s walking speed is about 4.5kms an hour. Thanks Lorrainne for the interesting terrain and walk.
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29 January 2020
Castlemaine

39 walkers fronted up to the Octopus by 8.00am, for the first walk of the year. 38 walkers started the walk. One "fell over" the curb arriving and was "scratched" as well as bruised and abraded. Fortunately Rex was not seriously injured. Sore and sorry, with a bit of injured pride mixed in. Gerry expertly led the walk along Forest and Moonlight Creeks and through Kalimna Park. Pleasant finish at The Dove for coffees and extras. Good walk to shake out the cobwebs, hear speeches, meet new walkers and, share stories. Thanks Gerry
 
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